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Benetti RIMA II and Feadship CEDAR SEA II Superyacht Seen in Italy

May 25, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Two classic superyachts have been spotted recently at the port of Livorno in Italy: the Benetti RIMA II and the Feadship CEDAR SEA II. RIMA II, measuring 50 metres, was launched in 1987 by the Italian shipyard and refitted in 2013. Her interiors are by Newcruise while the exterior design was created in-house by Benetti. She is able to accommodate up to twelve guests in seven staterooms divided into one master suite, one VIP, two doubles, two twins and one single.

RIMA II - a Benetti Yacht - Photo by ROberto Malfatti

RIMA II – a Benetti Yacht – Photo by ROberto Malfatti

RIMA II by Benetti - Photo Roberto Malfatti

RIMA II by Benetti – Photo Roberto Malfatti

RIMA II in Livorno - Photo Roberto Malfatti

RIMA II in Livorno – Photo Roberto Malfatti

CEDAR SEA II, on the other hand, was built in the Netherlands by the renowned Feadship shipyard and today, represents a wonderful classic vessel. Similarly to RIMA II, she was launched in 1986 and boasts internal styling by the Bannenberg design studio. The yacht measures 65,15 metres (213’75”) and was refitted in 2008. Accommodation on board CEDAR SEA II is provided to up to 24 guests and she is capable of carrying a crew of 25 highly skilled members.

Luxury Yacht CEDAR SEA II - Photo Roberto Malfatti

Luxury Yacht CEDAR SEA II – Photo Roberto Malfatti

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Video: 54m CRN 134 Luxury Superyacht ATLANTE leaving for Sea Trials

May 05, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The 54-metre CRN 134 Luxury superyacht ATLANTE has been seen leaving most likely for sea trials this morning in Livorno, Italy. The yacht was designed by famed design studio Nuvolari Lenard with interiors by CRN Interior & Design department in collaboration with Gilles et Boissier architectural studio.

ATLANTE by CRN

ATLANTE by CRN

 ATLANTE features strong stylistic identity, inspired by military crafts amongst others, with elements such as square shapes and sharp lines, combined with sophisticated design solutions. The yacht spreads over five decks offering plenty of superb exterior and interior entertainment areas or spaces for relaxation and private retreat. She is fitted with two 1230 KW @ 1800 RPM Caterpillar diesel engines, reaching a top speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots.

ATLANTE leaving the dock

ATLANTE leaving the dock

ATLANTE heading for sea trails

ATLANTE heading for sea trails

ATLANTE built by CRN

ATLANTE built by CRN

Superyacht ATLANTE in Italy

Superyacht ATLANTE in Italy

ATLANTE aft view

ATLANTE aft view

ATLANTE

ATLANTE

Video and photos by Roberto Malfatti.

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47m BALISTA Superyacht Seen in the Mediterranean

May 03, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Constructed by Cantieri di Pisa and launched in 2012, the 47-metre BALISTA superyacht has been seen in the Western Mediterranean, specifically in the port of Livorno in Italy. She is a high-performance vessel with naval architecture by the shipyard’s in-house team and Arrabito Naval Architects. Her exteriors were designed by Galeazzi Design with interiors by Mark Berryman.

Balista - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Balista – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Accommodation aboard this lovely vessel is provided to up to fourteen guests in one full beam master suite on the main deck, full-beam VIP, two doubles and two twins on the lower deck. Her stylish interiors boast lime teak, leather, and marble features. Photos by Roberto Malfatti.

Luxury Yacht Balista - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Luxury Yacht Balista – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

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73M Mega Yacht YALLA spotted in Italy

May 03, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Below are a few images of the striking CRN mega yacht YALLA, spotted and photographed by Roberto Malfatti in Livorno, Italy a few days ago. At 73 metres YALLA features sleek and sporty lines with beautiful exterior design by Omega Architects. Interior of the vessel is by Droulers Architecture in close collaboration with the yard’s in-house design department.

YALLA  - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

YALLA – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

YALLA boasts five fabulous and expansive decks and offers accommodation for up to twelve guests. All guests on board are looked after by a professional and experienced crew of 22.

Superyacht YALLA  - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Superyacht YALLA – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

YALLA by CRN  - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

YALLA by CRN – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

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55m Superyacht OBSESSION spotted in Italy?

April 29, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Roberto Malfatti sent us a couple of images of a yacht seen in Livorno in Italy this past weekend. It appears to be the striking Oceanfast charter yacht OBSESSION, although the yacht’s name cannot be seen in the photos. If in fact she is OBSESSION, she is 55 metres (180ft) long and was originally launched in 1991. She has received an interior refit by Bannenberg in 2008/2009 and accommodates up to ten guests overnight in five deluxe staterooms.

Superyacht OBSESSION

Superyacht OBSESSION

As seen on the photos, she is a spacious and comfortable vessel with vast deck areas for relaxation and entertainment. OBSESSION has a fabulous sun deck boasting a spa pool, ample al fresco dining possibility and relaxation options. For additional comfort, she has been fitted with at anchor zero speed stabilisers.

OBSESSION detail - Photo Roberto Malfatti

OBSESSION detail – Photo Roberto Malfatti

MORE INFO ABOUT OBSESSION

Yacht OBSESSION

Year:1991   L.O.A.:55.00m (180' 5")  Beam:9.00m (29' 6") 
Max Speed:21 knots  Cruise Speed:14 knots  Engines:Engines: 2 MTU 16V 396TB9 
Cabins: Charter Guest:10  Crew:13 

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43M Charter Yacht AXANTHA II Spotted in Italy

April 28, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The 43-metre charter yacht AXANTHA II has been spotted in Livorno, Italy on Friday 22nd April by Roberto Malfatti. This sturdy expedition vessel, constructed by JFA Yachts and launched in 2011, was designed by Vripack Naval Architects and is capable of far-reaching ocean voyages. She was built with aluminium hull and superstructure, providing her with a moderate displacement, which in combination with a reasonably sized engine, allow her to reach a speed of 14,5 knots.

AXANTHA II spotted in Italy

AXANTHA II spotted in Italy

AXANTHA II detail

AXANTHA II detail

Charter yacht AXANTHA II

Charter yacht AXANTHA II

Her conservative and elegant interioroffers inviting spaces for relaxation and socialising. The main common area is the main deck lounge / dining which leads to an outside lounging area through large glazed doors. The galley is also placed on this deck, forward of the main saloon.

AXANTHA II in Livorno

AXANTHA II in Livorno

The upper deck provides a lounge/study/library and is fully glazed with a semi-circular door that opens to almost the entire width of the superstructure, allowing for excellent indoor/outdoor flow. This deck also features the captain’s cabin and the wheelhouse. The guests will enjoy the views from the observation lounge in the wheelhouse.

AXANTHA II

AXANTHA II

The sun deck is the perfect area to unwind and further upper is also the compass-deck, which, thanks to its height offers a privileged place to discover anchorages, ports or fjords.

Motor Yacht AXANTHA

Motor Yacht AXANTHA

Accommodation is placed on the lower deck with three double cabins and a double cabin with a Pullman bed. The full beam master suite is situated amidships and offers a large bathroom and a very spacious dressing area. The laundry is located forward of the guest area and provides separation from the crew quarters. The crew is accommodated in four cabins and the crew mess is accessible through the tender deck.

Axantha II is available for Western Mediterranean and Eastern Mediterranean charters this summer, including such beautiful and popular destinations as Italy, France, Greece, Turkey or the sought-after and charming Croatia.

View more info about AXANTHA II

Motor Yacht Axantha II

Year:2011   L.O.A.:43 m  Beam:8.75 m 
Max Speed:14.8 knots  Cruise Speed:12.5 knots  Engines:2 x 750 hp 
Cabins: Charter Guest:10  Crew:

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56m QUEEN MAVIA Superyacht (ex Lady Christine) By Oceanco Spotted in Italy

April 19, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The 56-metre superyacht QUEEN MAVIA, previously known as LADY CHRISTINE was spotted in Italy by yachting photographer Roberto Malfatti. The yacht was built in 2001 by the renowned and respected yacht builder Oceanco with exterior design by Richard Hein. Last known refit of the yacht appears to be in 2007.

QUEEN MAVIA - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

QUEEN MAVIA – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

QUEEN MAVIA features a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure and her spacious layout offers accommodation to ten guests in five beautifully appointed staterooms. There is one master suite, two double suites and two twin bedded cabins. All accommodation has one en-suite bathroom facilities.

QUEEN MAVIA - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

QUEEN MAVIA – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Powered by two Caterpillar 3516B-DITA diesel engines, QUEEN MAVIA reaches a maximum speed of 16 knots and cruises at 14 knots. Her range is 5000 nautical miles at 12 knots.

Superyacht QUEEN MAVIA - photo by Roberto Malfatti

Superyacht QUEEN MAVIA – photo by Roberto Malfatti

Queen Mavia superyacht - Photo by Roberto Marlfatti

Queen Mavia superyacht – Photo by Roberto Marlfatti

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50m Luxury Superyacht RIMA II by Benetti Spotted in Italy

April 18, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Yachting enthusiast and photographer, Roberto Malfatti has captured the striking 1987-built Benetti luxury superyacht RIMA II in Livorno, Italy. Measuring 50 metres, RIMA II was refitted in 2013 and boasts interior design by Newcruise with exterior styling by Benetti.

RIMA II yacht - Photo R Malfatti

RIMA II yacht – Photo R Malfatti

RIMA II - Photo R Malfatti

RIMA II – Photo R Malfatti

Interior layout of the yacht comprises seven well-appointed staterooms for up to twelve people, including one owner’s suite on the upper deck, one VIP stateroom on the main deck, two double cabins, two twin cabins as well as one additional single cabin on the lower deck.

RIMA II - Photo R Malfatti

RIMA II – Photo R Malfatti

RIMA II - Photo R Malfatti

RIMA II – Photo R Malfatti

RIMA II is powered by two 3500hp MTU TB93 V16 engines to up to a maximum speed of 24 knots and has a range of 2200 nautical miles.

RIMA II - Photo R Malfatti

RIMA II – Photo R Malfatti

RIMA II - Photo R Malfatti

RIMA II – Photo R Malfatti

Additional General Info on Benetti Superyachts

If you are captured by the quality of build and amenities aboard Benetti yachts and are interested in chartering one of their vessels for the summer, you can view a selection of BENETTI CHARTER YACHTS here.

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Ultimate 80m motor yacht BV80 by Blohm+Voss

March 28, 2016

Written by zuzana

Blohm+Voss, the premier German shipyard renowned for building the best quality superyachts in the world, was proud to officially unveil their brand new 80-metre semi-custom motor yacht BV80 during the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show. The expert team of naval architects as well as engineers in Hamburg, teaming up with Eidsgaard Design in London, spent thousands of hours behind closed doors to conceive the ultimate 80m mega yacht BV80 for today’s clients.

New 80m mega yacht BV80 by Blohm+Voss Yachts

Blohm+Voss’ unrivaled knowledge, experience and know-how from 137 years of shipbuilding have been concentrated into 80m superyacht BV80. In the superlative world of superyachts, it is rare that a new design re-writes the rule book but Blohm+Voss has done exactly that.

80m superyacht BV80 - side view

80m superyacht BV80 – side view – Image credit to Blohm+Voss Yachts

Luxury yacht BV80 - aft view

Luxury yacht BV80 – aft view – Image credit to Blohm+Voss Yachts

BV80 superyacht - Decks

BV80 superyacht – Decks – Image credit to Blohm+Voss Yachts

Below is a gallery for the breath-taking charter yachts built by Blohm+Voss.

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Beautiful Transformation of Classic 47m Charade into Superyacht BG by Taylor Hannah Architect Inc.

March 25, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Originally launched in 1990 and built by the world-renowned and respected yacht builder, Feadship, the 47-metre (153′) displacement motor yacht BG (ex Charade) underwent a complex refit at Derecktor Shipyard in 2015. Architect and Interior designer of this magnificent projects, Dee Dee Taylor Eustace B. Arch., O.A.A., M.R.A.I.C of Taylor Hannah Architect Inc. describes the complex transformation of this already fabulous vessel into a breath-taking ultra-luxurious superyacht. 

BG superyacht

BG superyacht

BG from above

BG from above

Charade was a stately Upper East Side apartment with elegance and opulence. It needed to be brought into the world of 2015 where we live. A bit more relaxed yet still loving the comforts of the Carlyle Hotel but in a Hampton’s vibe. The English oak walls and baseboard had simple reveals that could be kept by simply painting and keeping the wood grain in Benjamin Moore 118, which is not an easy process but essential,  as with the sprayed effect the wood would lose its depth. The ceilings are in a different sheen level as are the existing doors which are high gloss with new hardware. The hardware is custom, to work with the existing locations, featuring a new polished chrome finish and some is adorned with the BG logo.

BG - saloon

BG – saloon

BG - saloon with lounging area

BG – saloon with lounging area

The ceilings were pushed back to grab as much ceiling height as possible, keeping the chrome details while adding cove light where possible. The floors needed to have a grey wood washed feeling and be consistent throughout. This entailed all the floors to be re-done as well as the stairs to be restrained. The palette was established.

BG - Saloon detail

BG – Saloon detail

Dining is really happening on the exterior of the yacht and today, BG’s dining room is much less formal and is part of the main salon. This arrangement provided space for a full VIP cabin with an en-suite bathroom so that now the owner’s cabin is not adjacent to a public room.

BG - dining area

BG – dining area

The galley was re-done in sheet stainless with the addition of more refrigeration as the new en-suite was accommodated in the VIP stateroom. The design of the new bathrooms is timeless, boasting grey and white checkered pattern with a 1 ½” dark grey inlay and a white border. The vanities boast white lacquered drawers with grey waterfall frame and white Ceasarstone counter tops and shower jambs.

BG - suite

BG – suite

BG - Owner suite

BG – Owner suite

The Owner’s Suite was reconfigured to accommodate a large en-suite with a bath tub and the same concept of the tiles was carried through. It is important when renovating superyachts (and not only) to carry a design philosophy throughout and in BG’s (previously named Charade) case in the wood panelling there were areas that featured wall material such as the Louis Vuitton wall vinyl in the Dining room so that recess was kept in the VIP room where it now has ultra-suede panels that are also in its en-suite but in a vinyl. The Owner’s en-suite has grey linen vinyl wallpaper which is repeated in the bedroom, and the entire room boasts white linen fabric walls paying homage to its previous design, but updated.

BG - bathroom

BG – bathroom

The main salon needed a focus looking in so a wine cellar, that appears to go on for infinity on middle axis with an Aria Chandelier from Wired Custom Lighting in NYC, was introduced. We kept the dining room silver leaf table and extended it with a rosewood middle leaf to match the new cock-fighting dining room chairs. The salon has two looks: in white linen and grey slip covers with pieces from Liaigre, Ralph Lauren and many custom touches, including linens and china with lighting from Porta Romano.

BG - accommodation

BG – accommodation

BG - double guest cabin

BG – double guest cabin

BG - twin guest cabin

BG – twin guest cabin

BG - guest bathroom

BG – guest bathroom

BG’s exterior decks are flexible in nature with movable Brown Jordan teak pieces and umbrellas, which are all in grey colour with white piping. The bar on top was replaced with a family room and the lower staterooms were updated with new material and artwork.

BG - sun pads

BG – sun pads

BG - al fresco dining

BG – al fresco dining

BG - helm station

BG – helm station

BG superyacht (ex Charade)

BG superyacht (ex Charade)

Feadship-built BG (ex Charade)

Feadship-built BG (ex Charade)

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